STILLDREAM’in 16 Years Later
There’s A Reason Why We Are Stilldreamin’ After 16 Years
The Northern California festival gives us plenty of reasons to keep coming back for more!
On July 28-August 1 Stilldream entered its 16th year of big beats among the trees. The festival has been run faithfully by Paul Gamma since its inception in 2000 and has stayed consistently ahead of the curve in terms of its diverse musical offerings. The shows team has always had its finger on the pulse of dance music, and has often times booked artists who are steady on the rise and moving towards stardom. This year was no different playing host to a lineup that included Zeke Beats, Eprom, Yhetti and Christian Martin.
Now held in Belden Town, Ca on the edge of the Feather River the location is now legendary in the West Coast festival scene. Stilldream made use of the entire venue. Camping spots were at a premium, and if you happened to arrive late in the weekend you may have found yourself taking quite a hike to set up your tent. However, with so many beautiful trees around most campers were at least able to get themselves a spot that offered some respite from the blazing hot sun.
During the day it was all about the Beach Stage. Saturday afternoon was extra special with Everyman playing a tribute to our fallen soldier, Pumpkin. Pumkin’s sets have been a mainstay of the West Coast festival scene and he is very much missed, Everyman did a beautiful job of uplifting the crowd with a great hour of music. Christian Martin followed with a solid showing flexing the subs with some D&B perfect for chillin’ lazily on the water in a floatie.
The Temple main stage this year was something to behold. A 30-foot monument that by day appeared as if carved from wood by an ancient civilization and by night was a pulsating fully 3D mapped spaceship with all of Stilldream’s biggest talent at the helm. This was where you would find all the trap, future bass, hip hop and live performances throughout the weekend. Each of the three stages were uniquely themed in their own right, and featured top notch production and incredibly well tuned and thumping sound.
Stilldream has always offered so much more than music. The artists village set up around the main stage offered an array of visual treats with artists working live with the massive beats as inspiration. And just across the road from the main stage sat the vendor village whose unique apparel selection was mostly geared towards the ladies but was nonetheless full of interesting finds and beautiful pieces.
This festival is unique in the fact that not only does it play host to incredibly diverse lineups of international and domestic headliners alongside some of the most fabulous local DJs from California and Nevada. The positivity that radiated throughout the festival all weekend was incredible, and Belden Town feels like its own world tucked in a valley deep in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Stilldream still continues to impress…!!!